Design Spotlight: Meridian

The next Shibui Knits design I am going to spotlight is our Meridian. I am currently knitting one for myself.

Meridian was a fun piece to design. Fairly straightforward, with a bit of a challenge on the short-row shaping at the neck edges on the overlapping fronts. I used a Double Long-Tail Cast-On to add a little weight at the lower edges of the body and the sleeves to help prevent the fabric from rolling.

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Meridian is created using our mercerized cotton yarn Rain, held single on size 8 needles. I love knitting with Rain. To quote the description on our website: “Rain is a mercerized cotton elevated by lustrous sheen. Its elongated chain construction retains shape and drapes with fluidity”. Rain is all of that and more.

The pattern was written with a short sleeve and a long sleeve option. Meridian is knitted primarily in Stockinette Stitch, with slipped stitch edgings on the generously overlapping fronts. It is a fairly easy knit with short-row shaping at the front neck edges.

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I would consider Meridian to be a wardrobe essential, to be worn again and again. With both sleeve options, it can be worn year round.

Knit on!!



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